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November 27, 1988 | By Jeff Beckham, Special to The Inquirer
For Rollie Massimino, it was just a disappointing early-season setback. But for Southern Illinois coach Rich Herrin, it was the biggest thing that has happened to his school in more than two decades. What it was, was Southern Illinois' shocking 102-81 victory yesterday over the Wildcats in the semifinal of the San Juan Shootout. "This is the biggest win at SIU since the 1967 NIT win over Marquette," Herrin said. "It may not carry the same magnitude, but for us, as we try to build our program back up, it's just as important.
SPORTS
September 3, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
AARON JONES kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:04 left and host Baylor pulled out a 50-48 victory over 14th-ranked TCU last night. TCU, which had won an FBS-best 25 consecutive regular-season games, overcame a 47-23 deficit in the fourth quarter. But Baylor, which hadn't beaten a ranked team since 2004, went 60 yards in 11 plays to set up Jones. The Frogs had one more chance, but Casey Pachall's last pass was intercepted by Mike Hicks.   In another game *  At Michigan State, B.J. Cunningham caught nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in the No. 17 Spartans' 28-6 victory over visiting Youngstown State.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1986 | By Nancy Goldner, Inquirer Dance Critic
Sunday, a 29-year-old principal dancer with the New York City Ballet plunged to his death from a window of his fifth-floor apartment. A death of this kind is always shocking, Joseph Duell's was a double shock. We thought we knew him. By we, I don't mean his colleagues and friends but his public, who knew him only by the way he was on stage. Joseph Duell - handsome, reliable, no great virtuoso but a pillar of the company, and with the nicest smile. Yes, we did know him. The certainty with which we knew him is matched now only by the certainty of our error.
SPORTS
May 18, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
KEVIN DURANT scored 22 points and rattled in the go-ahead basket on a baseline runner with 18 seconds left, and the host Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final nine points to rally for a 77-75 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night. Oklahoma City trailed by seven with 2 minutes left before surging back with a series of defensive stops by its stars to take a 2-0 lead. Game 3 is Friday night in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers, who came up empty on their last six possessions after Bynum's hook shot made it 75-68 with 2:09 remaining.
SPORTS
January 7, 1998 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Around the NHL, scouts and opposing players will tell you that the Flyers' Eric Desjardins might just be the best defenseman in the league. If ever the 10-year veteran from Rouyn, Quebec, was a legitimate Norris Trophy candidate, this would seem to be the year. However, when 15 players were added to the North America all-star roster yesterday, Desjardins was not among them. "I would have been happy to go, but I am not surprised," Desjardins said. "Maybe my offensive production is not there, so it's kind of tough to put me on the team.
NEWS
January 1, 1997 | By Emilie Lounsberry, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The casket was supposed to hold the remains of 70-year-old George H. Fais, but shortly before his viewing was to begin, grieving family members discovered that the body in the coffin was not their beloved relative's. The body, in fact, turned out to be that of Andre A. Lazell, another 70-year-old North Jersey man who had died within 20 minutes of Fais on Dec. 18 at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Bergen County. An apparent mixup at the hospital morgue resulted in a mistagging of the bodies, which ended up being sent to the wrong funeral homes, according to lawyer Albert L. Cohn, who represents Fais' sister, Dolores Wyka, also of North Jersey.
SPORTS
October 16, 2011
The South Jersey Coaches Tournament got off to a wild start on Friday, when 14th-seeded Seneca shocked No. 3 seed Williamstown, 2-1, in an opening-round boys' soccer match. One day after their division title hopes were dashed in a 3-2 overtime loss to Timber Creek, the Golden Eagles (9-4) rebounded in large part due to an unconventional goal - as Eric Bihlear's throw-in went off the goalkeeper's hands and into the net. Seneca's other score before intermission came on a bang-bang play that saw Tom Coyne send the ball to Connor Gimbel, whose header was knocked home by Kent Dimmig.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2010
"Put the guns away. " "I thought it would be difficult for HP to hire an outsider and have its stock go down, but this board seems to have found a way. " - analyst Brian Marshall, on Hewlett-Packard Co.'s appointment of ex-SAP AG head Leo Apotheker as chief executive officer "Motorists should not look for any shocks at the pump this week, this month, or really for the rest of the year. " "Internally, Microsoft gets criticism from some employees saying there are too many marketing people in high positions.
SPORTS
October 6, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Daniel Evans threw three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, leading host North Carolina State to a 24-20 victory over No. 17 Florida State last night. Evans connected with John Dunlap on a 12-yard score with 10 minutes, 36 seconds left for the Wolfpack (3-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which got another poised performance from the redshirt sophomore quarterback in just his second career start. Andre Brown added 113 yards rushing, marking the second straight year Brown cracked the 100-yard mark against the Seminoles (3-2, 1-2)
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July 9, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
WHEN SOMEONE'S living under your roof, it changes things. So, when our nephew moved in to save money as he finishes his last year at Drexel University, I found myself fretting more and more about his safety. I hate that I do this, but I nag him not to wear his dark hoodie over his head for fear of attracting negative attention. I worry most that he might be robbed on the subway or be approached by a thug who takes him for an easy mark. But I also am deeply concerned that he might be unfairly profiled by law enforcement.
NEWS
June 29, 2016
Two workers suffered burns from an underground flash fire Monday afternoon at a PECO site in Center City, officials said. About 4:45 p.m. at 23rd and Market Streets, a PECO employee and a contractor were working underground when they were injured by a flash fire, officials said. Police described one worker as a 35-year-old man with second- and third-degree burns. He was taken to Temple University Hospital. The second male worker, whose age was not available, had superficial burns to his face.
NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
BERLIN - If there is anyone even more upset about the Brexit vote than the British Remain camp, it is the Germans. Especially Angela Merkel. When she went on television after the results came in, she was visibly straining to maintain her usual stoic expression. "We need to stay calm and composed," she said, as if to convince herself. The German chancellor knew that the British decision had set Europe on the road to political disaster - including a possible breakup of the European Union - and that the hopes for preventing a disaster rest mainly on her. I heard the word shock used by every German I spoke with on the phone from London and on the flight from Heathrow to Berlin.
SPORTS
June 22, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, SPORTS COLUMNIST
The Phillies, in the midst of a monstrous freefall, have reached a crossroads in their 2016 season. They are at the corner of Patience and Prodding, a tricky place for a team filled with young players whom the franchise would like to see develop into winning ones. There is a big difference between sticking with youngsters who are struggling and doing nothing about a baseball team gone bad like the Phillies have over the last month. Pete Mackanin is doing what he can as the manager.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Damaging Details for Depp An Amber Heard confidante has revealed disturbing new details about the abuse Johnny Depp allegedly inflicted on his estranged wife. New York artist, photog, writer, and gender activist iO Tillett Wright , 30, says she's the one who called 911 on May 21 to stop Depp from further injuring Heard. Wright says she had been deeply concerned by Depp's escalating level of violence. "The reports of violence started with a kick on a private plane, then it was shoves and the occasional punch, until finally, in December, she described an all-out assault and she woke up with her pillow covered in blood," Wright writes on Refinery29.com.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Drowning is not the only danger of swimming pools. During the holiday weekend, three people — one at the Shore, one in Cherry Hill, and a third near Harrisburg —were hospitalized by electrical shocks after going into the water. On Saturday, Greg Subiszak, 34, a New Jersey resident, was found face down in the Aztec Motel pool in Wildwood Crest. He was listed in critical condition in a Philadelphia hospital after a suspected electric shock from a faulty lamppost, according to the Associated Press.
NEWS
June 2, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he'd be "shocked" if Atlantic City submits a sufficient financial plan to the state by the end of October that would block a takeover of the local government. Sweeney (D., Gloucester) says he hopes the city meets the terms of legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. Christie that gives local officials five months to submit a balanced budget to the state for calendar year 2017 and a five-year plan to stabilize its finances. But, Sweeney told reporters in his Statehouse office Tuesday, "I am not confident that they will solve their own problems.
NEWS
April 23, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Pressure increased for Philadelphia to reach a deal that would allow ride-sharing to operate legally in the city, officials said Thursday, the same day a state regulatory agency fined Uber $11 million. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission levied the whopping fine - the largest in its 79-year history - even as city officials and representatives from Uber and Lyft huddled to hash out details regulating ride-sharing in Philadelphia in advance of a Wednesday deadline set by the state legislature.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
The Bucks County police officer who was jolted by power lines during a drug bust Tuesday is recovering - and not for the first time. Tuesday's incident at the Doylestown SEPTA station, which happened when the officer climbed atop a train to retrieve an alleged bag of drugs, turned out to be the second injury in the line of duty for Morrisville Borough Police Cpl. Michael Pitcher. On Valentine's Day 2015, Pitcher was struck and almost run over by a Levittown man fleeing a 7-Eleven parking lot in a stolen car. Pitcher shot the driver, Matthew Shipe, once in the chest.
NEWS
March 10, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
The culmination of a weeks-long heroin sting was almost derailed Tuesday when an officer pursuing the suspect off a Philly-to-Doylestown train touched SEPTA's overhead power lines and was badly jolted. The officer was hospitalized and the suspect was caught. The dramatic incident happened about 3 p.m. at the Doylestown Regional Rail station. Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said the injured officer, Cpl. Michael Pitcher of the Morrisville Borough Police Department, was part of a county drug task force that had been investigating a man suspected of bringing heroin on the train from Philadelphia to Doylestown.
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